Residences & Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

2017-2018 Fees:

  • Residence Halls: $10,495.40 - $11,252.20 (full meal plan included)
  • Apartments: $7,264.40 (meal plan optional; not included in the cost)
  • Townhouses: $7,264.40 (meal plan optional; not included in the cost)

Room Types

First-year students coming directly from high school are primarily assigned to Residence Hall rooms.

Students may choose from 2 room styles: basic single or single. Furnished rooms include a bed, a desk, desk chair, mini-fridge, phone, WiFi, and cable TV access. Houses are co-ed. All of the Houses are equipped with a furnished TV lounge, study room, male and female washrooms, and a laundry facility. In addition, outdoor bicycle storage shelters are provided. Students may also request to live in a designated quiet residence. For floor plans and details on the various Residence Hall options, visit our website.

Barrier-free accommodation is available. Alcohol-free and/or quiet areas are available based on student interest.

Note: All Residence facilities are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas on the campus grounds.

Some apartment rooms and townhouse rooms are available to high school students under special circumstances.

Students may apply for Residence using our online application form.


With most Residence students travelling more than 700 km to live at the Thunder Bay campus, students living in Residence can expect to be included in a vibrant and active community on weekdays and weekends alike, in which Residence Assistants offer exceptional support to students. Residence Life staff organize regular Residence activities and outings such as movie nights, trips to the ski hills, fun competitions between Houses, and opportunities to volunteer.

Residence offers many other amenities such as late-night snacks at Dan's Diner or Nick's Garage, an outdoor ice rink for hockey or figure skating, tennis courts, a basketball court, and beach volleyball.

Residence Guarantee

High school guarantee: All high school students who are admitted to Lakehead University by June 1, 2018, and who complete their online Residence Housing Application/Contract and submit the non-refundable $500 down payment by June 1, 2018, are guaranteed a space in residence.

Deposit Required

You must submit a $500 down payment along with your residence contract by June 1, 2018, to guarantee a spot in residence.

Meal Plans

Catered by Aramark Canada Ltd, meals in the Residence Cafeteria and Main Cafeteria offer options for every palate. Accommodating those with food sensitivities or allergies, Aramark offers a salad bar, homemade soups, wraps and subs, food from the grill, hot plated meals like home cooked pizza, fruit and dessert options. Vegetarian, vegan, halal, cultural/religious and gluten-free options are available.

The meal plan described below is included in the cost of the Residence Halls accommodations:

  • All day dining in the Residence Dining Hall + $800 declining balance
  • Students are allowed unlimited entry into the Residence Dining Hall during regular hours of operation
  • Declining balance dollars can be used anywhere on campus where food service is operated by Aramark.

For more information, view an outline of our meal plan options.

Other Information

Each high school student who is admitted to Lakehead University by June 1, 2018, will receive information about how to complete the online Residence Contract in their Lakehead University Offer of Admission package.

For alternative housing options in Thunder Bay, visit the off-campus housing website.